These animals unbelievably made from tissue paper are so fun

In what might be the most creative use of tissue ever, Fuyu Arai created this wonderful stop motion animation video for Nepia, a Japanese tissue paper company. It shows different animals like birds, dogs, kangaroos, frogs, etc. being formed through just tissue paper. The animation is so fluid that you almost believe… » 11/19/13 12:07am 11/19/13 12:07am

Scientists Discover Velcro Makes Lab-Grown Muscle Stronger

We can grow lots out of labs these days. When you can grown full brains and anal sphincters in petri dishes, muscle must seem like cake. Except that it doesn't hold up the way muscle should. The solution? Velcro. » 8/30/11 12:00pm 8/30/11 12:00pm

New Liquid Biomaterial Can Rebuild Faces Without Surgery

Doctors are testing a new liquid polymer that can be injected under the skin, molded and sculpted, then set in place with a LED array. Ultimately intended for use around the face, it sounds like a plastic surgeon's worst nightmare. » 7/28/11 9:27am 7/28/11 9:27am

The Whale Tissue Holder Is Ridiculously Cute

I'm surprised I never thought of this before: a whale tissue holder. It makes so much sense, the tissue "comes out" of the whale's blowhole. Oh the cleverness of Etsy! [Etsy via NOTCOT] » 2/20/11 2:00pm 2/20/11 2:00pm

Howl Tissue Pillow, for When You Need to Wipe Up Hot, Sticky... Snot in…

The Howl Tissue Pillow is kind of ingenious, even though it's the kind of thing you would only use in bad situations. Like when you have a cold and are stuck in bed and need a never-ending supply of tissues to mop up the mucus and junk pouring out of your head. Or if you're curled in ball, wrapped around your pillow… » 10/14/08 9:40am 10/14/08 9:40am

Pig Bladder Powder Regrows Fingers

Lee Spievack accidentally cut off his fingertip working on an airplane. His brother, a research scientist, sent him powder made up partially out of pig's bladder and told him to sprinkle it on his fingertip. The finger regrew itself in four weeks. How did it work? » 3/26/08 6:00pm 3/26/08 6:00pm

Gamecube Tissue Box: Perfect for This Time of Mourning

In the end, shoving the guts of a Gamecube into a tissue box and tissues into the cube is only fitting—it's just about time for it to pass on to the shelf of dusty systems. Sure we can play our 'Cube games on the Wii, but it's just not the same. It's okay to cry. We won't make fun of you. » 6/22/07 10:20am 6/22/07 10:20am